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The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is reminding the community that Greene County is still considered an area of Substantial Transmission by the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention. The 7-day average case rate is currently 38 daily cases, slightly down from a 7-day average of 40 new cases per day at the beginning of October. We sadly lost 12 lives during the month of October due to complications of COVID-19, and as of today, there are 55 patients hospitalized.
While October’s numbers indicate a stable rate of new COVID-19 cases with no large spikes and a decline in hospitalizations, our 7-day average for new cases remains more than twice what it was before the Delta variant hit our community.
We continue to encourage our community to initiate and complete their COVID-19 vaccinations to help decrease the average number of new cases. While we surpassed 50% of our community initiating vaccine in October, 48% of people in Greene County remain unvaccinated. With every individual that completes their vaccination, our community becomes better prepared for new COVID-19 variants and future surges as the virus continues to evolve.
The Health Department remains as a resource to our community, and we encourage everyone to utilize the regional COVID-19 call center at (417) 874-1211 or visit vaccine417.com for a full list of vaccine opportunities and information. All doses and boosters are available at the Health Department Vaccination Clinic, open Monday through Friday from 9 am to 4 pm, and located at 1425 E. Battlefield Rd.
Data for October 1 – 31
Number of new COVID-19 cases:
Difference in seven-day average:
Difference in hospitalizations:
*This number represents confirmed COVID-19 deaths that occurred in October. This number could change based on delayed reports.
Average age of death: 60.33
Number of vaccine doses administered among Greene County residents:
Number of hospitalizations:
Number of Greene County residents unvaccinated:
Cases by vaccination status (among cases where the vaccination status is known):
Additional information, including daily updates, can be found on the Health Department’s COVID-19 dashboard at http://health.springfieldmo.gov/coronavirus
Media may contact the Health Department PIO Team by call or text at 417-380-2556 or email at [email protected].
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